Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 449 430 389
Rank change year-on-year -19 -41 +24
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 523 497 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.52% 0.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.36% 4.38% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 323 447
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
10th Percentile £340 £327 £325
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
UK median hourly rate £85.00 - £27.60
10th Percentile £77.50 - £22.18
90th Percentile £92.50 - £27.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.60

PCI DSS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11,982 11,360 12,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.72% 11.87% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,606 7,366 7,874
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
10th Percentile £254 £250 £225
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £394 £375
% change year-on-year +4.06% +5.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 367 428
UK median hourly rate £22.20 £22.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.89% -2.22% +4.53%
10th Percentile £11.11 £11.06 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -9.09% -3.30% +5.69%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the UK over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 502 £500 +5.26% 133
UK excluding London -46 299 £475 +5.56% 99
London +1 214 £513 +2.50% 40
South East -8 118 £520 +10.05% 24
North of England -28 66 £425 -10.53% 18
Midlands -3 44 £425 +3.03% 24
Yorkshire +6 41 £438 +29.63% 4
South West -11 33 £450 -10.00% 11
East of England -42 27 £475 - 16
East Midlands +11 25 £475 +26.67% 5
North West -34 21 £420 -11.58% 10
West Midlands -16 19 £375 -9.09% 19
Scotland -35 8 £378 +16.15% 3
North East 0 4 £403 -19.38% 4
Wales -11 4 £475 +72.73% 2

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 246 (47.04%) Information Security
2 220 (42.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 180 (34.42%) CISSP
4 141 (26.96%) GDPR
5 120 (22.94%) Finance
6 119 (22.75%) CISM
7 95 (18.16%) Risk Management
8 90 (17.21%) Cybersecurity
9 89 (17.02%) Security Architecture
10 83 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
10 83 (15.87%) Retail
11 82 (15.68%) CISA
11 82 (15.68%) Firewall
12 78 (14.91%) Data Protection
13 66 (12.62%) Management Information System
14 64 (12.24%) ITIL
14 64 (12.24%) Degree
15 57 (10.90%) Microsoft
16 53 (10.13%) Windows
17 52 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
18 51 (9.75%) TOGAF
19 49 (9.37%) Linux
19 49 (9.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
20 47 (8.99%) Project Management
21 44 (8.41%) Cisco
21 44 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
22 42 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
23 40 (7.65%) Security Management
24 39 (7.46%) COBIT
24 39 (7.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (2.29%) IIS
2 9 (1.72%) CMS
3 8 (1.53%) Confluence
4 6 (1.15%) Apache
5 4 (0.76%) nginx
6 3 (0.57%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.38%) SAS
7 2 (0.38%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.19%) JBoss
8 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.96%) Magento
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 52 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.44%) Serverless
4 15 (2.87%) Azure Functions
5 13 (2.49%) Office 365
6 9 (1.72%) SaaS
7 8 (1.53%) PaaS
8 7 (1.34%) IaaS
9 6 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
9 6 (1.15%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.38%) Cloudflare
11 2 (0.38%) GitHub
11 2 (0.38%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 82 (15.68%) Firewall
2 30 (5.74%) Network Security
3 23 (4.40%) DNS
4 21 (4.02%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (3.63%) WAN
6 17 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (3.25%) LAN
7 16 (3.06%) Internet
7 16 (3.06%) VPN
8 12 (2.29%) IPsec
8 12 (2.29%) Wireless
9 9 (1.72%) DHCP
9 9 (1.72%) OSPF
9 9 (1.72%) SSL
9 9 (1.72%) TCP/IP
10 8 (1.53%) BGP
11 7 (1.34%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (1.34%) SSH
11 7 (1.34%) VLAN
12 6 (1.15%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.91%) Big Data
4 9 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.53%) Power BI
5 8 (1.53%) Qlik Sense
5 8 (1.53%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.34%) MySQL
7 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.76%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.57%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.38%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.38%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 19 (3.63%) JIRA
2 10 (1.91%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.53%) SonarQube
4 4 (0.76%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.57%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.57%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (0.57%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.38%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.38%) ProC
7 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.19%) GitLab
7 1 (0.19%) Maven
7 1 (0.19%) Selenium
7 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.19%) Subversion
7 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 120 (22.94%) Finance
2 83 (15.87%) Retail
3 35 (6.69%) Legal
4 27 (5.16%) Banking
5 25 (4.78%) Telecoms
6 17 (3.25%) Marketing
7 8 (1.53%) Law
7 8 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.15%) Dutch Language
8 6 (1.15%) Electronics
9 3 (0.57%) Back Office
10 2 (0.38%) Billing
10 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.38%) Games
10 2 (0.38%) Publishing
11 1 (0.19%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.19%) Military
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (17.97%) Architect
2 82 (15.68%) Consultant
3 76 (14.53%) Security Architect
4 69 (13.19%) Analyst
5 63 (12.05%) Security Consultant
6 61 (11.66%) Security Manager
7 37 (7.07%) Security Analyst
8 34 (6.50%) Developer
9 31 (5.93%) Information Security Manager
10 29 (5.54%) Information Manager
10 29 (5.54%) Information Security Consultant
10 29 (5.54%) Security Officer
11 21 (4.02%) Information Security Officer
12 20 (3.82%) Project Manager
13 19 (3.63%) .NET Developer
13 19 (3.63%) Information Officer
14 18 (3.44%) Business Analyst
15 16 (3.06%) Administrator
16 13 (2.49%) Head of Security
16 13 (2.49%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.59%) .NET
2 22 (4.21%) RESTful
3 18 (3.44%) HTML
3 18 (3.44%) HTML5
4 17 (3.25%) Web Services
5 15 (2.87%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (2.87%) React
6 8 (1.53%) Middleware
6 8 (1.53%) OAuth
7 7 (1.34%) LAMP
7 7 (1.34%) SAML
8 6 (1.15%) .NET Core
8 6 (1.15%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.76%) 802.1X
9 4 (0.76%) Node.js
9 4 (0.76%) REST
10 3 (0.57%) LEMP Stack
10 3 (0.57%) OpenID
11 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET Core
11 2 (0.38%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.62%) Management Information System
2 33 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.31%) Data Centre
3 27 (5.16%) Data Protection Act
4 26 (4.97%) PKI
5 20 (3.82%) Computer Science
5 20 (3.82%) Cyberthreat
6 16 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.49%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.10%) CESG
9 9 (1.72%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.34%) User Experience
11 6 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (1.15%) Mobile Payment
11 6 (1.15%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.15%) Smartcard
12 5 (0.96%) EPoS
12 5 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.76%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 53 (10.13%) Windows
2 49 (9.37%) Linux
3 30 (5.74%) Unix
4 15 (2.87%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.96%) Android
7 5 (0.96%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.76%) Debian
8 4 (0.76%) Solaris
8 4 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (47.04%) Information Security
2 95 (18.16%) Risk Management
3 90 (17.21%) Cybersecurity
4 89 (17.02%) Security Architecture
5 83 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (14.91%) Data Protection
7 64 (12.24%) ITIL
8 51 (9.75%) TOGAF
9 47 (8.99%) Project Management
10 42 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
11 40 (7.65%) Security Management
12 38 (7.27%) E-Commerce
12 38 (7.27%) SIEM
13 36 (6.88%) Risk Assessment
14 35 (6.69%) DevOps
15 32 (6.12%) Penetration Testing
15 32 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
15 32 (6.12%) Vulnerability Management
16 30 (5.74%) SABSA
17 28 (5.35%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.82%) JavaScript
2 19 (3.63%) Java
3 12 (2.29%) SQL
4 9 (1.72%) C#
5 8 (1.53%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.34%) PHP
7 6 (1.15%) Perl
8 5 (0.96%) Apple Swift
8 5 (0.96%) Go
8 5 (0.96%) Kotlin
8 5 (0.96%) Python
9 4 (0.76%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.57%) C
10 3 (0.57%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.19%) Ruby
11 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 180 (34.42%) CISSP
2 119 (22.75%) CISM
3 82 (15.68%) CISA
4 64 (12.24%) Degree
5 25 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (4.40%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 19 (3.63%) CRISC
8 18 (3.44%) PCI QSA
9 13 (2.49%) CCNA
10 12 (2.29%) CEH
11 11 (2.10%) TOGAF Certification
12 9 (1.72%) CREST Certified
12 9 (1.72%) IISP
13 8 (1.53%) ISSAP
14 7 (1.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 7 (1.34%) CCNP
14 7 (1.34%) CESG Certified Professional
14 7 (1.34%) Security Cleared
14 7 (1.34%) SSCP
15 6 (1.15%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (42.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 141 (26.96%) GDPR
3 49 (9.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 39 (7.46%) COBIT
4 39 (7.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 22 (4.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (2.29%) ISO 22301
6 12 (2.29%) ISO 9001
7 11 (2.10%) ISAE 3402
8 10 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 10 (1.91%) QA
9 9 (1.72%) ISO 31000
10 8 (1.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 7 (1.34%) COSO
11 7 (1.34%) SLA
12 6 (1.15%) PSD2
13 4 (0.76%) RMADS
14 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 15288
14 3 (0.57%) SSAE 16
15 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 34 (6.50%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.34%) Docker
4 4 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.76%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.38%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.38%) vSphere
6 2 (0.38%) XenApp
6 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.19%) IAG
7 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (2.10%) Nessus
2 9 (1.72%) Ansible
3 8 (1.53%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 7 (1.34%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.34%) Puppet
4 7 (1.34%) Terraform
5 6 (1.15%) MIIS
5 6 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.96%) SCCM
7 4 (0.76%) Consul
7 4 (0.76%) IBM BigFix
7 4 (0.76%) OSSEC
8 3 (0.57%) Control-M
8 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.57%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.38%) SCOM
9 2 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 57 (10.90%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.41%) Cisco
3 25 (4.78%) VMware
4 23 (4.40%) IBM
5 19 (3.63%) CheckPoint
5 19 (3.63%) Oracle
6 18 (3.44%) Splunk
7 17 (3.25%) Qualys
8 15 (2.87%) Citrix
9 12 (2.29%) Imperva
10 11 (2.10%) ArcSight
11 10 (1.91%) Tripwire
12 9 (1.72%) Google
12 9 (1.72%) McAfee
12 9 (1.72%) Palo Alto
13 8 (1.53%) Barracuda Networks
13 8 (1.53%) Centrify
13 8 (1.53%) F5
13 8 (1.53%) Trend Micro
14 7 (1.34%) Red Hat